Escape artist Moyo faces string of charges
Johannesburg - Bongani Moyo, who escaped from custody in August by walking out of the Pretoria Magistrate's Court, and three others will appear in the same court on Tuesday.
Moyo and co-accused Leon Ncube, Thabani Sibanda and Khubulani Sibanda face a string of armed robbery charges. Moyo stands accused of more than 35 bank and other robberies.
At an October court appearance on these charges, Moyo requested, via video link from Pretoria Central Prison, that his shackles be removed.
This was after Magistrate Maryke de la Rey ruled that he and his three co-accused would remain in custody until their next appearance. De La Rey instructed Moyo's Legal Aid Board lawyer to discuss the issue with prison officials.
Moyo made headlines when he walked out of the court, which he entered on crutches, on August 10. He was not locked in a cell or wearing shackles at the time. He was rearrested in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, on August 28.
It was not the first time the Zimbabwean national had escaped from custody. In March, Moyo escaped from Boksburg Prison and was arrested three months later.